Kyoto Municipal Zoo


Museums & Sights


It may be Japan’s second largest zoo, but it’s rather a sorry home for around 700 beasts. The lions and gorillas should keep the kids amused, but grown-ups will be itching to explore the area’s more impressive sights.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Hoshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Buses 5, 100; or Higashiyama station (Tozai line).

Telephone 075 771 0210

Open Mar-nov 9am-4.30pm tue-sun. dec-feb 9am-4pm tue-sun.

Admission Admission ¥500.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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